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Definitions Edit

Data Edit

Sampling means releasing only a proportion of the original data records from a database.

Music Edit

[S]sampling normally refers to incorporating one or more portions of previously recorded music into a new recording.

Another use of the term was proposed by the defendants in A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.,[1] namely, the supposed right of a user to make copies of copyrighted musical works prior to purchasing them.

Overview (Data) Edit

"Sampling (in some cases, when very large numbers of records are available) can be adequate for statistical purposes to release a sample of records, selected through some stated randomized procedure. By not releasing specific details of the sample, data holders can minimise the risk of re-identification."[2]

References Edit

  1. 114 F. Supp. 896 (N.D. Cal. 2000) (full-text), aff'd in relevant part, 239 F.3d 1004, 1018 (9th Cir. 2001) (full-text).
  2. Anonymisation: Managing Data Protection Risk Code of Practice, App. 2, at 52.

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